Fresh off the back of a casual drone race down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées last month, ERSA has its Euro Cup in Ibiza this weekend.
The tournament will take place this week between October 6th and 9th.
There are expected to be 250 pilots taking part in total and they’ll be competing for four Euro Cup awards. There’ll be freestyle competitions in addition to racing; of the four events two will be team based and two individual.
120 pilots will compete for the individual Drone Race Cup, 80 will style it out in the freestyle, there’ll be 30 teams in the Relay Race and 20 teams in the Drag Racing for the Manufacturer’s Cup.
Further details, qualification and drone specs can be found on the ERSA site for each competition. The individual race will feature both day and night racing; attendees can expect some serious illumination for races after dark. Heats of 8 pilots will be whittled down via points based qualifying rounds, with only 64 going through to the knockout stage.
There has been some discussion and confusion aired on the ERSA Facebook page after the delayed release of the Euro Cup Pilot Pack with ERSA apologizing and stating that “It has taken longer than expected to resolve certain technical issues”. Indeed it is the organisation’s largest event by far to date, and so some hiccups can be excused.
Well known drone organisation Rotor Riot will be in Ibiza for the duration, with special guest star The Stig, otherwise known as Tic Toc FPV, in attendance too. An Olympics style village has been acquired for the event with pool access and the campsite accommodation only five minutes from both race track and beach.
Pilots or interested fans can check out the Euro Cup track here thanks to Drone Simulation who’ve replicated it digitally…
The Euro Cup will feature a Power Loop Gate, whilst there will be a Tiny Whoop track at the Champions Village but these (and any other micro quads) will not be allowed at the main race site itself due to an incident at the UK qualifier in which a Tiny Whoop powering up caused two competing pilots to crash.
Heading to Ibiza? Let us know at @ThirdLawSports on Twitter your predictions and which race you’re entering in.